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 Post subject: Importing / Exporting animals
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:23 am 
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A brief guide as to what is required for importing or exporting of animals.

Transport crate this must be iata approved and if building your own must be constructed in such a way as to pass a drop test. Drop test is the crate to be dropped from a height of 1.2 metres at its weakest point and must not be damaged in such a way as would release the animal. size of crate is determined by the animal to be transported but as a rough guide length to be the length of the animal minus tail, height of the animal to be the height of the animal from floor to its highest point plus length of legs, width to be twice the width of the animal at its widest point. Must have sufficient ventilation.

Animal itself, microchipped seems to be the key thing for all countries, pet passport or veterinary health certificate, dewormed 1-5 days before departure.

All vaccinations to be upto date

Additional requirements for certain countries, blood and stool samples

Only with complete pet passport or veterinary health certificate will an animal be allowed on board.


NOTE: Not alll vets can supply the required pet passport or health certificate.


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 Post subject: Re: Importing / Exporting animals
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:37 am 
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pro-petz wrote:

Animal itself, microchipped seems to be the key thing for all countries,



but not mice of course,whats read online isn't a blanket reality.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:14 am 
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It is what I found out after talking to relevant authority and in the UK microchipping of all animals came into force in April 2012 including mice, but I will double check with customs next time I am at the cargo area of the airport.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:16 pm 
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no need to double check ,my info is correct.Numerous members on here have imported and exported mice including this year when a shipment of mice were collected at a Yorkshire show and exported to the USA.Some of my mice were included in the shipment and I can say absolutely that they were not or required to be micro chipped.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:24 pm 
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I assume then it was done under the pet scheme and the mice were accumpanied. Seems to be a grey area within customs as importing of animals into the UK is either banned or restricted unless a licence is acquired, this relates to unaccumpanied animals.

This is what is so confusing as do mice count as pets in which case current regulations require microchipping as per conversations with customs or if not classed as pets but vermin then they would be banned or prohibative. It does not help when you speak with different people at customs and they give different answers.

It is also dependant on from which country the mice are being imported or exported to.

From what I gather it all depends on the how the cheif officer views it as to if it will be permitted or not.

The current regulations as I initially posted may be like the animal welfare act 2006 did not actually come into force until 2007 giving people time to read and be aware of it before its implementation.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:01 pm 
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I was a part of the import shipment from the UK to the USA and those mice were not required to be microchipped. They count as "livestock other" at least on this end of customs. They are considered Lab Animals in this country and so are different from dogs/cats or vermin.



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 Post subject: Re: Importing / Exporting animals
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:31 pm 
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the info you have been provided with is wrong.Lots of people on this forum have and do import/ export.You won't find a single one that has had to micro chip whether it's Europe the USA or Asia.It's not a grey area,it's a non debate .


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:25 pm 
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Thanks cordane you have answered the question in regards to classifying mice as lab animals and as such they fall under different customs rules.

Is not disclaring them as lab animals when they are not destined for a lab an infringement of customs regs or is that one of those unwritten rules that if found out is acceptable and not punisable by other laws.


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The PETS scheme applies to cats, dogs, and ferrets. So the requirements for microchipping, passports, worming etc are for these species only.

Currently pet rodents can travel between EU member states and certain named countries without regulation.



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rodents are not subject to qurenteen rules in the uk


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